Real Bride Diaries: Michelle and Paul tie the knot

Michelle walked down the aisle with her best friends, had her bridesmaid and two bridesmen by her side, and decided on a stag ‘do with her LADS mates as well as a hen do. I don’t think you need me to explain why these lovebirds are a stellar source of down-to-earth bride inspiration….

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Married at First Sight: Sorry, what?

Married at first sight is now in its second series on Channel 4. It’s totally bonkers, questions wedding traditions, makes me both agree and disagree with it as a concept…and I’m totally hooked.

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Are the hours spent on those personal wedding touches worth it?

It really surprised me how many of our friends said not to bother with the personal touches. I’m pleased to say, bridelings, it is possible. And you don’t have to spend a ton of moola to do so. Here are some tips on how we did ours, with tips on how to recreate:

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Real Bride Diaries: Lucy and Rory say ‘I do’

I’m going to 100% honest and say that I really, really didn’t enjoy organising the wedding on the whole. I think that, because I never saw myself getting married, I didn’t have a clue how I wanted my wedding to be and I just felt really overwhelmed. I knew from the start that I didn’t want to wear a white dress, that I didn’t want my Dad to ‘give me away’, that I was definitely going to make a speech, that I wasn’t going to change my name, even that I didn’t want to spend loads of money on a wedding cake!

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Honeymoons: why bother?

The only thing that matched the amazing feeling I felt at our wedding was our honeymoon. We got to Heathrow early, had a breakfast of champions and a large glass of Prosecco. We felt free. We felt giggly. We felt RELIEF. We felt goooood. We also felt very little leg room. FYI: Honeymoon upgrade requests did NOT result in luxury business class.

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